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Ninis in Uruguay (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102789 JAN 15, 2016

Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102788 JAN 15, 2016

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian

Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of land market restrictions on the rural labor market outcomes for women. The existing literature emphasizes two mechanisms through which land restrictions can affect the economic outcomes: the collateral value of land, and (in) security of property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7524 DEC 22, 2015

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Why so gloomy ? perceptions of economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Despite significant improvements in per capita expenditures and a marked decline in poverty over the 2000s, a large fraction of Eastern Europe and Central Asia's population reports their economic situation in the late 2000s to be worse than in 1989. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7519 DEC 18, 2015

Cancho,Cesar A.; Davalos,Maria Eugenia; Sanchez,Carolina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 102119 DEC 15, 2015

Can a small social pension promote labor force participation ? evidence from the Colombia Mayor program (English)

One of the primary motivations behind the establishment of noncontributory pension programs is to allow beneficiaries to retire from the labor force. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7516 DEC 15, 2015

Pfutze,Tobias; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Serbia - Bor Regional Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Bor Regional Development Project for Serbia were as follows: outcomes were highly unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was high, the Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was highly unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3613 DEC 11, 2015

Structural transformation and productivity growth in Africa : Uganda in the 2000s (English)

Uganda’s economy underwent significant structural change in the 2000s whereby the share of non-tradable services in aggregate employment rose by about 7 percentage points at the expense of the production of tradable goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7504 DEC 02, 2015

Ahmed,Sabin; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G.

Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)

Growth moderated throughout 2015, affected by a slowdown in private consumption and weak export growth. The authorities have generally managed the downturn in commodity prices and the financial market volatility with a reasonable mix of macro policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 102131 DEC 01, 2015

Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Testaverde,Mauro; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Carmen, Loo; Smith,Rebekah Lee; Ozden,Caglar; Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Pui Shen,Yoong

Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)

This paper investigates the extent to which the persistence of gender inequality might have constrained growth and productivity in Morocco. It does so through an overview of the recent (2000-2011) growth performance and the analysis of the structure of female employment over the last decade. ... See More +

Brief 102244 DEC 01, 2015

Marotta,Daniela; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Verme,Paolo

West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Project (English)

The development objective of the Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1306 NOV 25, 2015

Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (English)

Minutes 101530 NOV 24, 2015

Botswana - Country partnership framework (FY16-20) : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 101325 NOV 24, 2015

Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)

This paper examines whether labor productivity converged across Peru’s regions (“departments”) during 2002-12. Given the large differences in labor productivity across the regions of Peru, such convergence has the potential to raise aggregate productivity and incomes, and also reduce regional inequalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7499 NOV 17, 2015

Iacovone,Leonardo; Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Sharma,Siddharth

SMEs, age, and jobs : a review of the literature, metrics, and evidence (English)

The subject of which firms are the key employers—and which of these create or destroy jobs at a faster rate—is eminently important for academics and policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7493 NOV 13, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis

Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)

Despite progress in economic and social development in the 2000s, there was an increasing dissatisfaction with life among the population of many developing Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7488 NOV 12, 2015

Arampatzi,Efstratia; Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Röhricht,Tina; Veenhoven,Ruut

Mobility, scarring and job quality in Indonesia’s labor market (English)

This paper investigates the occupational mobility and job quality of young people in Indonesia and relates this to the concept of “scarring.” The concept of labor market scarring in this paper is the occurrence of low or zero returns to certain types of work (for example, self-employment). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7484 NOV 09, 2015

Naidoo,Darian; Packard,Truman G.; Auwalin,Ilmiawan

All in my head ? the play of exclusion and discrimination in the labor market (English)

Labor market discrimination is very difficult to pinpoint, even more difficult to measure and almost impossible to “prove”. It has been studied in many disciplines of which economics and sociology are prime. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7468 OCT 30, 2015

Das,Maitreyi

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Ninis in Uruguay (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102789 Working Paper
Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102788 Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 WPS7524 Policy Research Working Paper
Why so gloomy ? perceptions of economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 18, 2015 WPS7519 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102119 Board Summary
Can a small social pension promote labor force participation ? evidence from the Colombia Mayor program (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 WPS7516 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - Bor Regional Development Project (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 ICR3613 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Structural transformation and productivity growth in Africa : Uganda in the 2000s (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7504 Policy Research Working Paper
Malaysia - Economic monitor : immigrant labor (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102131 Working Paper
Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102244 Brief
West Bank and Gaza - Finance for Jobs Project (English)
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NOV 25, 2015 PAD1306 Project Appraisal Document
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of meeting held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (English)
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NOV 24, 2015 101530 Minutes
Botswana - Country partnership framework (FY16-20) : chair summary (English)
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NOV 24, 2015 101325 Board Summary
Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7499 Policy Research Working Paper
SMEs, age, and jobs : a review of the literature, metrics, and evidence (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 WPS7493 Policy Research Working Paper
Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 WPS7488 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility, scarring and job quality in Indonesia’s labor market (English)
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NOV 09, 2015 WPS7484 Policy Research Working Paper
Kazakhstan - First Macroeconomic Management and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 100699 Board Summary
All in my head ? the play of exclusion and discrimination in the labor market (English)
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OCT 30, 2015 WPS7468 Policy Research Working Paper